Céad Míle Fáilte go Láithreán Scoil Ghormáin Naofa, Baile an Cáisleáin.
We are a vibrant child-centred school with the happiness of our pupils at the core of our ethos. We believe that if a child is happy, they have a better predisposition towards learning. Through our curricular and extra curricular teaching, we aim to promote the development of the whole person through a range of opportunities and multiple styles of learning. We pride ourselves on providing an atmosphere that is conducive to a happy and engaged schooling.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our site and that you learn about all the range of activities we are involved in here in Scoil Ghormáin Naofa.
Congratulations to our chess club on their first tournament yesterday. Here is a report from Bart and Anna: ‘Everyone had their own login on Lichess. Once everyone was in, there was a three minute timer and when that went off, everyone started to play chess. You played against the clock for seven minutes. There were about 250 players, 50 teams online. It wasn’t easy, there were very good players there. You could have as many queens as pawns because it is online. It was extremely fun. It was stressful too as there was a timer and you had to go as fast as you could! The entire tournament was about 40 minutes. We came thirteenth out of fifty teams. It is our first ever competition with chess club so we were very proud. We would like to thank Sharon and Ms. Murphy for all their hard work!’
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Ms. Rolland and her mathematicians worked really hard using different materials to solve problems and predict patterns. This is very much in the spirit of the new maths curriculum and we are really enjoying embracing it. Thanks Ms. Rolland!
We are delighted to welcome applicants for places in our school for the coming academic year. Full details are in the link below, including closing date. Please contact Siobhan on 0402 37596 for enrolment forms and any other information you require.
We attended both the leaders seminar and whole staff day for upskilling in the new primary maths curriculum this month.
We embrace the the focus being given to time to talk, exploring different avenues to a solution and scaffolding with concrete materials. We have decided that the funds from our Christmas raffle this year will go towards the purchase of new concrete materials.
Castletown Chess Club is a friendly, fun, social and dynamic after school club for the children of Castletown National School. The children learn cognitively and strategically while having friendly competitive fun with their peers! The Chess Club has grown from just 8 children to max capacity of 24 blossoming little chess players!! We are looking forward to taking part in some inter schools friendly tournaments this year! Watch this space!! Huge thanks to Sharon who is coordinating this wonderful facility with support from Ms. Murphy!